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Oak Tree Circle

January 1 - December 31

New Orleans City Park’s Annual Philanthropic Giving Circle

The Oak Tree Circle is the annual philanthropic giving circle of New Orleans City Park.  The giving circle celebrates individual donors making annual gifts of $1,000 or more to further City Park’s mission.

An exceptional community of individuals, Oak Tree Circle members are united by a determination to ease the burden of the annual costs tied to Park operations, improvements, and beautification. Our goal is to provide meaningful experiences to recognize your distinguished and generous support.

With five giving levels ranging from $1,000 to $25,000+, the Oak Tree Circle provides a variety of rewarding benefits such as:

  • Premier recognition
  • Exclusive members-only invitations to special events
  • Behind-the-scenes tours with Park professionals
  • Friends of City Park membership
  • Tickets to annual appreciation events

CAPSTONE MEMBER: three-year commitment

  • Oak Tree Circle gifts with a commitment of three or more years count toward being a Capstone Member
  • Capstone Members provide Park Administration with the knowledge that year after year funds will be available to continue vital programs within the Park
  • Participation as a Capstone Member signifies being part of a special community of donors dedicated to shaping the future of City Park
  • Capstone Member Recognition:
    $1,000 – $2,499  Bronze Lapel Pin
    $2,500 – $9,999  Silver Lapel Pin
    $10,000 – above  Gold Lapel Pin

For full details on levels and benefits click here: Oak Tree Circle Description



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$100,000 AND ABOVE 
Friends of City Park
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

$50,000 – $99,999
The Botanical Garden Foundation
The Azby Fund
The Helis Foundation

$20,000 – $49,999
Vivian and Richard Cahn*Ο
Coca-Cola North America
Garden Study Club of America
Marla and Larry Garvey**
Liz and Poco Sloss**

$15,000 – $19,999
Larry and JoAnn Katz*Ο

$10,000 – $14,999
Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation
Kay and John Colbert
Bobby and Lori Savoie*
Shell Oil

$5,000 – $9,999
Katherine Boh
John and Mary Burke
Jay and Avery Corenswet
William and Carro Gardner*
Sally Duplantier**
Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation
Robert and Cassie Worley*

$2,500 – $4,999
Ann Abbott
Muffin Balart
Batture, LLC
Sybil and D. Blair Favrot
Renee Fransen and Eddie Bonin
Robin and James Goldsmith
Sue and Michael Guarisco**
Richard and Patricia KirschmanΟ
Rebecca and Dan Lester*
Renee and Paul Masinter*Ο

Carolyn and Walton Sanchez
Kathleen and Edmund Schrenk*Ο
Megan and Jonathan Walker
David and Barbara Waller*
Virginia Weinmann
In honor of Lauren Rouatt

$1,000 – $2,499
Bob and Pat BeckerΟ
Ellen and Mac Ball
Jan and Anthony Barnes
Edgar “Dooky” Chase
Rick and Debbie Corales
Joel Daste
Be’Je’ Designs, Inc.
Virginia Besthoff
Ralph and Susan Brennan**
George and Louisette Brown
Pamela Burck
Ellie Camberg
Charles Cerise and Janis Van Meerveld
Clark and Lisa Charbonnet
Laura and Philip Claverie**
Joanne Creath
Linda Cross
Rhonda Deen and Christopher Willard
Janet and Thomas Favrot
Susan Gundlach
Jan Groh
Susan and Bill Hess*
Christopher and Mary Kanellos
Gail Ingrish
Cindi and Sid Jacobson
Rosalie Johnston
David Kurtz
Robert and Mary Lupo*
Catherine Makk
Marie Laveau’s Foundation
R & R Mason
Charles and Cammie Mayer
Meredith Maxwell and Stephen Morel
Louis Merhige
Charles and Dorothy Nelson
Claudia Nethery

New Orleans Disc Golf Club
New Orleans Council Flower Show Judges
Sarah Nichols
Josephine Nixon
Jackie and Vincent Palumbo**
Hunter and Catherine Pierson
Diane and Andy Plauche
Lee and Jill Plotkin
Reve | Realtors
John and Jeanne Risey
Alan and Ann Robson
Louise and Clifton Saik
Carolyn and Walton Sanchez
Edward and Ann Schmuelling
Laura and Sonny Shields
Shlenker Family Foundation
Bruce and Jackie Shreves**Ο
Laura and Sonny Smith
Alma Slatten
Carolyn and Lamar Teaford
Patrick and Lauren Templeman
David Workman
Sara and George Young
Henry Bernstein and Jerry Zachary
The Zemurray Foundation

Listing includes gifts made January 1, 2020 – November 6, 2020 through City Park, Friends of City Park, and the Botanical Garden Foundation

*City Park Improvement Association Board Member
** Past City Park Improvement Association Board Member
Ο Oak Tree Circle Capstone Member

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